Thursday, January 28, 2021



Highly enjoyable yet utterly pointless slice of retrokore 

This one is a bit more interesting in the slammin pill-driver tekkno mode

brand new EP Take Kontrol

release rationale: 

"Masterfully weaving jolting bass stabs and euphoric melodies, Otira modernizes the hardcore sounds of yesterday on his anthemic Dim Mak single “Take Kontrol.” Spinning his signature sound onto a familiar era, the young producer pulls listeners to the dance floor with this happy and pulsating production. “Take Kontrol” is the lead single and title track off of Otira’s forthcoming Take Kontrol EP. The heart-racing production sees the French producer revitalize handsup and techno music through a contemporary lens. Speaking on the single, Otira noted: “I've been inspired by the transition of the early rave sound into happy hardcore that happened in the 90s. I also used to listen to a lot of handsup when I was 16. This is the first time I'm expressing my love for handsup in my production.


Older shit 

A lot of this stuff sounds wrong to me because of the high-definition sound design which feels like you're at the pictures watching some incredibly audio-visually overbearing action movie.  Or like the sounds in videogames. Excessively 3-dimensional and contoured. 

That's the only bit in the claim that dude  "modernizes" hardcore that rings true. Apart from that there's no element in the tracks that couldn't have been done and wasn't done in the '90s. 

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